HS6.2

Integrated Water Resources Management and Climate Change (including Outstanding Young Scientist Lecture)
Convener: H. Assaf  | Co-Convener: C. Gandolfi 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 22 Apr, 15:30–17:30  / Room 32
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 22 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall A
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has come into prominence over the last few decades after one-sided water management approach failed to cope with changes in societal values, environmental pollution and deterioration of the ecosystem, relentless growth in water demand, and the rising risk of catastrophic mass flooding events. Climate change has now brought new realities including mainly rising temperatures and increasing frequency of floods and droughts that present new challenges to be addressed by the IWRM practice.

This session seeks submissions that address the implications of climate change on water resource management in general and IWRM in particular. Presentations of case studies are particularly welcome as well as those of new or enhanced IWRM approaches to adapt to climate change.